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Cop Pulls Man Over For Speeding, Then Drives Him 100 Miles Away

A white trooper pulled over a black man who can't stand cops in the wee hours of the morning for speeding. It sounds like a recipe for disaster, but this particular incident didn't end in tragedy. The officer went above and beyond the call of duty to help the troubled man in his hour of need, and the man couldn't be more grateful.

Mark E. Ross got some devastating news that weekend. His teenage sister had been killed in a car crash. It was 3 a.m. when the call came in, and the distraught young man had only one thing on his mind: his grieving mother. Ross jumped into his car and began speeding from Indiana to his home in Detroit, Michigan to be at his mother's side.

Shortly after getting on the road, Ross saw the flashing lights and heard the siren. A cop was pulling him over for speeding. Ross knew that there was going to be trouble and had no hope for this situation ending well. He had a warrant out for his arrest on a petty charge, so he knew he would be arrested and would be delayed in getting home to be with his mother.

When Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. David Robison asked Ross what was going on, the young man broke down in tears. Crying, Ross told the trooper about what had just happened to his little sister, and about how desperate he was to get to his distraught mother.

Ross was stunned, then, by what the trooper did. “He reaches over and began praying over me and my family,” Ross wrote in an account of the incident Facebook. “Everybody knows how much I dislike cops, but I am truly (grateful) for this guy. He gave me hope.”

Ross was arrested, as suspected, because of the warrant. The officer couldn’t dismiss that. The young man’s car was impounded. Robinson could have just left the man in the nearest jail and gone on with his night without a worry, but instead, he offered to bail Ross out and personally drive him 100 miles to bring him closer to his family's home in Michigan.

The officer brought Ross to a coffee shop, where he was able to arrange a meeting with his cousin to get a ride the rest of the way. Ross ended up inviting Robinson to his sister's funeral.

“It was just so overwhelming,” he told InsideEdition. “They were trying to help us."

Ross snapped a selfie of himself and the officer so he would never forget him. The photo has gone viral, shared more than 100,000 times.

With all the tensions these days between young black men and white law enforcement officers, it’s a situation that could have gone downhill. But because everyone acted with kindness and respect towards one another, it ended up being a memorable event and broke down some walls. It’s a nice change of pace.

Source: KTLA, CNN
Photo: Mark E Ross/Facebook

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